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By Ann Coates

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Tiny Giants 3D
Written by: Ann Coates
Source: Big Movie Zone
Date: March 25, 2015

     

Category: Reviews

In the film Tiny Giants, BBC Earth has offered a charming and intimate look into the miniature world  of the chipmunk and grasshopper mouse.  Perhaps the story of any animal can be engaging and universal if told tactfully and thoughtfully.  BBC Earth has done just that with this warm and appealing film.  Narrated by actor, Stephen Fry, the funny little world of these rodents is given the Giant Screen treatment in spectacular fashion.

With use of slow-motion and time-lapse, the film captures the tiny daily dramas of these animals.  It is photographed beautifully in crisp, clear images.  Choosing to release the film in Large Format provides an alluring juxtaposition -- projecting a minuscule world unto a massive screen.

The true charm of the film, however, is found in the animals themselves.  We are introduced to the chipmunk in his forest home as he gathers acorns for the winter.  Stuffing acorns into its mouth, the chipmunk's cheeks expand to an enormous size.  It's so incredibly adorable, you'll want to jump off a cliff from the cute overload.

In the Sonoran Desert, we meet the grasshopper mouse.  Although physically puny, it exhibits a gritty will to survive, full of moxie beyond the proportion of its size.  In legend it is called the "scorpion mouse."  Appropriately so, the mouse hunts and feeds on scorpions by having an immunity to their poison.  And to add to the mouse's tough reputation, it will let out a battlecry no less than epic as a warning to stay out of its territory.

It is easy to feel empathy for these little heroes as they persevere in an unpredictable world full of predators, thieves, and harsh weather.  It helps that they are undeniably cute.  Skillful storytelling and exquisite images add to this compelling film where tiny struggles and triumphs abound.

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The Great Apes 3D
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Antarctica's Penguin Emperors 3D
Galapagos 3D: Nature's Wonderland
Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D
Penguins 3D
Space Junk 3D
Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea
Flying Monsters 3D
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Born to Be Wild
My Dream 3D
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Waking the T. Rex: The Story of Sue 3D
Magic Journey to Africa (3D)
Furusato: World Heritage Sites Viewed from Space
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Inception: The IMAX Experience
Arabia 3D
The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
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Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience
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Monsters vs. Aliens: An IMAX 3D Experience
Under the Sea 3D
Van Gogh: Brush With Genius
Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta
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The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (3D)
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (3D/2D)
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (3D/2D)
Dinosaurs Alive! (3D/2D)
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